CONFIRMED! Legon Student Who Committed Suicide Suffered From Depression

The Criminal Investigation Department of the Legon Police Command, has confirmed that the level 400 student of the University of Ghana, Jennifer Nyarko, who jumped to her death from the balcony of the Akuaffo Hall, Legon suffered from mental disorder.

According to the police, though they are awaiting a post mortem report, their preliminary investigation has established that the deceased had been battling depression for sometime, and also had some issues to contend with in school.

The victim, according to reports had for the past days avoided lectures living a solitary life till her untimely death.

Jennifer who committed suicide at around 4:30 am Wednesday was spotted by a passerby who raised an alarm for help, but she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Legon hospital.

Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM Thursday, Detective Chief Inspector George Kingsley Adu said his conversation with the deceased father established that Jennifer was depressed and was on medication before her demise, adding that it was unfortunate she took her life at a time all her colleague students were asleep.

“I spoke to one student who happened to speak to the deceased four hours before the incident, and she told me that she overheard Jeniffer talking on phone complaining to the other person that she was depressed and that she was feeling very uncomfortable, but she least thought that Jeniffer had premeditation of committing suicide.”

Detective Chief Inspector George Kingsley Adu added that the police will continue with investigations to unravel true circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident.


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